Residential Pond: Stage II
Part II of our project of a residential pond hydro-excavation through use of our premier Guzzler & Vactor service
When first arriving on scene weeks back I was astonished at the size and quantity of the project and excavation going on at the pond out in Brookhaven, New York. As I walked closer the sight of our technicians came into view as they were what seemed to be knee deep in their waders standing in was a truly amazing as well as being incredibly daunting knowing the work they had in front of them. However, our team of expert technicians completed the entire hydro-excavation of the pond which included multiple days of labor and many man hours of moving sludge and mud around, this was Stage 1.
What is hydro-excavation exactly?
Good question many people do not know what or how exactly our Guzzler and Vactor services work. Hydro-excavation equipment takes high-pressure water and combines it with an air vacuum, kind of like a giant shop-vac. This simple yet powerful system is able to cut through soil breaking it up allowing the vacuum to lift the slurry from the excavated area. We also need a vacuum source as well which can be a fan system or a positive displacement blower. The fan systems are able to move air in huge amounts allowing for fasting excavations while being easier to use and operate, however the displacement blower is able to reach greater depths but at the cost of a slower speed.
The Eastern team then conquered the massive task through use of our premier Guzzler service, we ended out removing dozens of yards of earth from the pond basin, that is a lot of mud; the equivalent of which over 250 square feet. Since our work there the pond has been beautifully restored by our friends at Sound Shore Pond who added fresh water, installed a new waterfall then completed the filtration and re-circulation systems allowing the pond to be viable to wildlife. The pond is now in Stage 2 of completion; still temporarily containing cloudy muddy water, which has not stopped a family of water fowls from enjoying a nice bath on the shore until my less than clandestine encroachment disturbed them causing them to fly away, no doubt to return.
(via Sound Shore Pond)
With all remediation and maintenance finished with the pond I noticed the wildlife is beginning to slowly return to the area with multiple species of birds, turtles and insects all enjoying their new home. The next step, Stage 3 of the project will be attending to the filtration system and waiting for the Bentonite solution to clarify the pond of the muddy water and make it viable for aquatic species to be added in.
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